on August 16, 2013 in Lifestyle
Keeping your hot tub clean does not have to be a daunting task. If you are staying on top of your chemicals and have an efficient high-quality cover, cleaning your spa can be easier than cleaning your car!
Below is a guideline on what needs to be cleaned and when, along with additional resources and how to’s on spa maintenance.
Depending on how much you use your spa, filters should be cleaned in a filter cleaning solution every 1-3 weeks. You should never go more than one month without cleaning your filters.
If you notice build-up and grime on your filters, and if the pleats look worn; it’s time to replace the them.
A well maintained filter can last up to 18 months before needing to be replaced.
Give your shell a deep cleaning every time you drain your spa, which is about 3-4 times a year.
In between cleanings, use an all purpose cleaner to wipe the shell surface just above the waterline. This will keep water lines away and make cleaning your shell easier. Be sure to use a hot tub cleaner that won’t interfere with your chemistry.
Investing in a good cover and keeping your water clean are ways you can preserve your hot tub shell and make cleaning time a breeze.
Your cover is one of the most important elements of your hot tub. Keeping it clean will prolong it’s life and prevent wear and tear that can cause heat loss.
A good rule of thumb is to clean your cover each time you clean your filters, which works out to be about once a month.
Using an enzyme, hot tub safe cleaner, remove debris and dirt from the underside of the cover as well as the vinyl exterior.
Then apply a vinyl protectant to condition the cover and protect against UV rays and other outdoor elements.
ThermoSpas uses special ThermoBoard panelling that has the rich look of wood without all the work and maintenance.
With ThermoBoard, there is no warping, fading, or sanding; and the panels are UV resistant.
The only care that’s needed for your ThermoBoard panels is a quick hose off from time to time. They are virtually maintenance free!
Have questions? Contact our customer care department at (800) 876-0158 Monday through Friday from 9am – 6pm and Saturday from 9am – 1pm for assistance with all your hot tub needs.
If you’re local, swing by our store located at 155 East St. Wallingford CT 06492 for support or to buy chemicals and accessories.
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